Downing Street plans new digital ID cards for British citizens as Dominic Cummings bids to transform Government’s use of data despite privacy fears
- People to get online identity that can be used for daily activities like proof of age
- It comes after issues emerged identifying people during the Covid-19 pandemic
- Some – such as Tony Blair – called for cards to prove ‘disease status’ during crisis
People will get an online identity that can be used for daily activities such as proving ones age, registering with a GP and buying properties from a different location.
It comes after issues emerged in identifying people during the Covid-19 pandemic, such as during the self-employment income support scheme.
The government did not have any details on half of the 2.6million who applied for support at the start of the crisis.
Some – such as Tony Blair – called for new digital ID cards to prove their ‘disease status’ as the world relaxed lockdown measures.
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